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About Owning Your Ideas and Giving Them Permanence Away from Social Media

Ownership is wealth, and I want us to own our work, in all forms. To do that, we need to take them out of free platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

So here’s my latest rant.

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P.S. And I’m using Storify for these tweets, and that is not a permanent platform either. They’re saved offline, though so I can always access them.

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  1. January 25, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Thank you for speaking out (aka ranting) on this topic. Long before Facebook and Twitter people were owning their stuff online and understood the power of ownership. Now it is a mess because people have confused marketing on social media sites (advice given by so-called gurus) with pitching a tent and camping out there. That is not good business form. Social media site posts should always point back to your site not be the end all, be all to your business. As for the King family selling their dad’s stuff; sounds like someone needs to learn how to manage their money and/or start being producers (like their dad) instead of consumers. That is a whole ‘nuther topic about black folks. Stop consuming so much stuff and start being producers and contributing to the world.

  2. January 25, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Thank you sooooo much

  3. January 25, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you sooo much

  4. January 26, 2015 at 1:30 pm


  5. nalani
    January 26, 2015 at 2:47 pm


    Your humor and your expertise are gifts to all of us!

  6. notconvincedgranny
    January 26, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    This goes right along with Johnson Publishing’s boondoggle – undervaluing ourselves and our legacy.

  7. January 26, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    It is good to be reminded. A cold-water splash in the face Luvvie. The same goes for anything off line as well. It’s difficult at times to get to that state of ownership, but we shouldn’t stop. It’s a journey anyone who hungers for ownership should begin. Thx!

  8. January 27, 2015 at 10:42 am

    You make too much sense!

  9. a
    January 27, 2015 at 11:57 am

    the King family doesnt own the right to their own fathers words. just wow.

  10. whilome
    January 27, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    You’ve schooled me so much on this tech game. I cannot express my gratitude for it. Please keep up these lessons and admonishments. Folks need to hear it. We can’t be up here selling our legacy AND future, both.

  11. […] I am a huge advocate of people creating their own platforms to tell their stories, share their experiences and amplify their voices. We have to take ownership of our words and take them beyond free platforms that can delete them at will, like Blogspot, Tumblr and even I talk about that more at: About Owning Your Ideas and Giving Them Permanence Away from Social Media. […]

  12. howlingbanshee
    January 30, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I’m heartbroken that this even has to be said.

  13. February 12, 2015 at 2:55 am

    Great post, absolute truth so glad you spoke about this. Ownership is so important and is necessary. Many are not thinking on these terms. I love how you mention what could happen if you’re locked out of one of these social sites and that is the only place you house all of your work; that equals disaster!

  14. mammal
    March 22, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Luvvie, you ARE a damb GENIUS, and the best kind of businesswoman and mentor.

  15. March 22, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing! this is so vital when you are starting to build a brand.

  16. Karen Smith
    March 22, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    As usual, this is excellent info! It’s amazing how fear [of asking for what you want, the ability to seek out information, admitting that you NEED to seek out information, etc.], need [bad money management, legacies of poverty etc.] and greed [you’re offering $10? SOLD! :-\ Frankly, I’ll never get over Berry Gordy selling Motown for some ridiculously low amount and the investment group who gleefully snatched it from him sold it for 6 times what they paid him for it.]. I bow to your wisdom and your rants, dear heart. Thanks.

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  18. March 5, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Thanks for this!!!